Dior, Gucci, Tom Ford, Valentino, Miu Miu, Zac Posen, Brandon Maxwell, Prabal Gurung, Atelier Versace, Armani Prive, Louis Vuitton and Calvin Klein is who they wore. No one asked because for the first time in more than two decades, the red carpet focus was NOT fashion! That's not to say that our A-list faves were not chic or glamorous, they most definitely were, but instead they chose to place humanity over clothes and discuss the validity of their career and not the designer labels on their backs.
Black was the color du jour as celebs - veterans and newbies alike - stood in solidarity over gender inequality and sexual harassment within their industry, politics and beyond. Men and women at the Golden Globes brought overwhelming awareness to the #TimesUp initiative that promotes gender equality and an end to sexual harassment and abuse. Many celebrity women walked the red carpet with the founders of women-based non-profit organizations bringing further awareness of their mission and important work. Many of the men, donned the Times Up logo on a black & white pin on the lapel of their tuxedo.
Last night, Hollywood showed the world that glamour has a strong, powerful voice and they used it to ROAR about significant issues.
“Butterfly of Paradise”
For his second couture collection presented at Westin hotel in Paris, Ziad Nakad offers his own vision of a universal garden where butterflies and flowers are the main symbols of his inspiration.
Tradition and modernity combine to each silhouette giving the appearance of a sparkling bouquet of summer flowers. Laser cutting, three – dimensional shapes and sophisticated insertion of embroidery are a reminiscent of the butterfly structure and its extreme delicacy. Its metamorphoses appear through various cuts; wide or narrow, short or long or even asymmetrical for an audacity touch. The color range is mainly pastel: salmon pink, sky blue, shiny gray and it also evokes the color of honey.
Belts accompany some dresses to assert the size. Set with jewelry or bronze in shapes of butterflies embroidered with Swarovski stones. The handbags as well complement the silhouettes.
In this marvelous garden, a fabulous bride appears in an astonishing dress with a volume entirely embroidered with embossed butterflies.
For this collection, Ziad NAKAD remains faithful to his vision of elegance where technicality and attention to detail are the key words of his work and know-how.
"I'm very excited to be given the opportunity to continue to work with my E! and Fashion Police family," said Melissa Rivers, in a statement.
I'm so happy Melissa is joining the cast of Fashion Police. It makes so much sense. Not only is she the show's Executive Producer, but as Joan's daughter, I don't know of anyone better to keep the legacy alive. Melissa joins Giuliana Rancic and Brad Goreski in hosting Fashion Police starting late August. Different celebrity guests will join the trio.
A couple years back I got a smile from Joan Rivers at New York Fashion week. The same day, Melissa, wearing jeans, sneakers and a headset, ran past me inside Lincoln Center. She was so focused and directed. No one is more passionate about Fashion Police than Melissa Rivers. This is a great fit. Let's make it work!
Fashion Police returns to E! on August 31st.